La Salle Prep runners start at a pre-season showcase meet last month.
La Salle Prep Falcons’ Cross Country Schedule:
Sept. 14: 10 a.m. vs. Cascade High, Bush’s Pasture Park Sept. 21: TBD NW Classic, Lane Community College Sept. 28: 9 a.m. Nike Pre Nationals, Portland Meadows Oct. 5: TBD Paul Mariman Invitational, Philomath High School Oct. 12: 11:30 a.m. Adidas XC Classic, Fernhill Park
MILWAUKIE — The Falcon boys, who took third at last year’s 4A state meet, have some experience returning. Will Thompson, as a junior last year, placed 10th at state with a speedy 16:44. Logan Veasy, also a junior then, was not far behind, taking 20th with a time of 16:59. Colton Passmore, another junior last year, was close by in 22nd at 17:02. Yet another junior, Davis Keeny, placed 42nd with a 17:48.
Last year’s 4A state title went to the La Salle Prep girls. Then-freshman Carly Veasy of the speedy family placed sixth at the state meet with a 19:49. Not far back was Olivia Ogard, then a first year who came in 19th at 20:51. With that youth and those times, the title seems again to be in reach.